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It’s Tea Time!

It’s Tea Time over at Served Raw, where they recently chose to feature four boozey punches highlighting different tea varietals, including one featured a couple of times on Cocktail Culture as a festive winter beverage, the Burroughs Festive Plum Punch. They also featured some mouth-watering recipes from The Bon Vivants, The Dizzy Fizz, and Cocktail Virgin Slut. But don’t just take my word for it. Give Served Raw’s article a read and see how the different varieties of tea pair up in punches. Here’s how they explained the tea time musing:

Booze makes everything more interesting, including tea time. These four recipes, created by experts and test-driven by us, prove that the best way to take your tea is with a heavy-handed pour of liquor, mounds of fresh fruit and heaping spoonfuls of simple syrup.

Here’s the recipe for my Earl Grey and Beefeater 24 punch contribution once again, if you’re looking for a recipe for an upcoming holiday party – it is a surefire way to impress your holiday guests and friends!

Burroughs Festive Plum Punch

1 part Beefeater 24 Gin
1 part Sloe Gin
1 ½ parts lemon juice
½ part orange juice
¼ part simple syrup
1/8 part marmalade
1 ½ parts Belvoir spiced berry cordial
3 parts chilled Earl Grey tea
2 parts Prosecco

Mix first 8 ingredients in a punch bowl and chill with ice. Add Prosecco and garnish with berries, citrus wheels, plums, and grated nutmeg.

Cheers!
SJ

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He’s baaaack…

Yes, the wonder boy is back in action, starting promptly at 12:01 Friday morning, along with Ron, Hermione, and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. It’s the beginning of the end for the Harry Potter series of movies and, while I unfortunately don’t have tickets for tonight’s midnight showings, I’m giddy with excitement to see the new flick.

Every wizard needs his own boiling brew, so here’s a hot drink potion with warming cinnamon spices that even smarmy Professor Snape would stir up.

(Snape’s) Cinn and Pom Tea

  • 1 part Hiram Walker Original Cinn
  • 1 part pomegranate juice
  • 3 parts hot tea

Serve hot in a mug.

Alternately, you can chill the tea and build this drink in a Collins glass over ice. Simply refreshing!

Cheers to more movie and cocktail magic!
SJ

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